Champiti to officiate Olympic games, attend elite course

One of Malawi’s elite assistant referees Moffat Champiti has been chosen to attend this year’s elite course in Cairo, Egypt and stands a chance to officiate next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon/ Equatorial Guinea, Nyasa Times has details.

Champiti told Nyasa Times that he will leave for Cairo on November 13. The course, which will be graced by highly competitive referees in Africa, will start from the same day up to November 20.

The match official said he felt humbled to be selected to take part in the course because after the course he will fly to Morocco, where he has also been selected to officiate at the Under-23 Olympic Games.

The games will start on November 23-December 10.

Champiti: Humbled

“It shows that we have good referees in the country despite some critics. I am much excited because I have also been rated as among the best on the continent and l will not disappoint my country,” said Champiti.

This is not the first time for Champiti to be chosen to attend an elite referee’s course because he was also part of the team in Ghana and Algeria.

The Fifa assistant referee also officiated the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola as well as maiden Championship for African Nations (CHAN) tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.

“I also stand a chance to be chosen to take part in officiating next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea,” said Champiti who works at Saint Andrews International High School in Blantyre.

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